Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Dawn

I don’t do mornings. Well, obviously, I do mornings, but I am never pulled willingly from that warm cocoon. Just five more minutes please…

So I haven’t greeted the dawn very many times. I remember one vacation when Dr. M would show me videos of the sunrise after I had finally awakened. They inspired me to get up earlier – until the next morning. Just five more minutes please…

But it’s there, you know? The dawn, I mean. Every morning I know that dawn has arrived whether I greeted it or not. Sometimes I am humbled and amazed at this world of ours. On those days I make sure to use a real spoon for my yogurt instead of a plastic one. Because one less plastic spoon might someday make a difference in the dawn.

14 comments:

stephen Hayes said...

Dawn is a good choice for "D." I also like "Delight." Without delight life isn't worth living. Children and animals realize this much more instinctively than we adults.

Don't Feed The Pixies said...

try sunsets instead - same effect, different direction

Enchanted Oak said...

I love your hubby taking photos and sharing dawn with you. We aren't all larks. I'm a night owl, myself. My spouse loves sunrises; I've seen more lovely moonrises; it balances us somehow.

Steve Reed said...

Like Enchanted Oak, I liked the idea of your husband sharing the dawn through photos! I'm an early riser so I often see sunrises (or at least I'm awake at that hour, whether I'm actually watching or not).

Kristen Haskell said...

Lovely post and I too am amazed today at the beauty of the trees in the area I live in.

Mimi said...

It looks like you're doing a cool blogging event :)

Hugs & love,
Mimi

Catalyst said...

I am frequently up BEFORE dawn! But after a quick visit to the facilities, it's back to the arms of Morpheus for me!

The Bug said...

Mimi - I just made it up. Well, I heard about someone else doing it & decided that I wanted to participate. But I’m not linking anywhere. We’ll see if I make it through all the letters!

Bruce - Well yeah, me too - in fact lately I’ve been waking up at 5:00. If I’d just STAY up then I could be a morning person!

Argent said...

Dawn? Hmmm, yes, I've heard of that. Have seen it on the odd occasion I've been hauled out of bed to fix a stoopid computer system in the wee smalls. It's pretty and all, but I'm with Don't Feed the Pixies; I'm just about awake by sunset. Five more minutes please.

Katy said...

I'm catching up on the last several days. I love this. What a great idea.

And yes, dawn - it's actually my favorite time of the day. It's so peaceful and as you say, inspiring.

Nance said...

Your last sentence is incredible.

Brenda said...

I wish I was a morning person...but I am not. I know I have missed so many beautiful sunrises.

NCmountainwoman said...

I am definitely a kindred spirit. Slowly coming to life in the morning sitting like a zombie and cradling that first cup of coffee may be the best thing about retirement.

Anonymous said...

I'm an early riser and all those photos I take at the ocean are sunrises... not sunsets. I do love to see that sun break over the ocean.

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